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Stories with subject: 2012 United States Presidential Election
  • Feds win fight for access to indicted Paul aide's Gmail 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 2:36 pm

    DES MOINES, Iowa - Federal prosecutors are prevailing in their yearlong fight to access the emails of a once-powerful Republican consultant from Google Inc.

  • Democratic Party lags in money before presidential year story has photos
    Updated: Aug-27-15 6:14 pm

    MINNEAPOLIS - The Democratic National Committee barely has more cash than it does IOUs, and it is being outraised month after month by its Republican competitor.

  • Kobach: Trump correct on immigration proposals 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 5:26 pm

    WICHITA, Kansas - Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach said he agrees with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's proposals to build a wall along the southern border and end "birthright citizenship" for children born to parents who are in the U.S. illegally.

  • Perry, Santorum presidential hopes undercut by own donors story has photos
    Updated: Aug-25-15 3:44 pm

    WASHINGTON - The two returning Republican presidential candidates have struggled to keep their own donors interested.

  • Puerto Rico statehooders see opportunity as woes deepen story has photos
    Updated: Aug-24-15 1:16 am

    MANATI, Puerto Rico - Revelers arrived in cars sporting the American flag and wore clothes in red, white and blue as they celebrated the anniversary of Puerto Rico's pro-statehood political party with deafening salsa music and speeches.

  • In Kentucky, an early vote on Paul's presidential campaign 
    Updated: Aug-22-15 2:58 am

    LONDON, Kentucky - Kentucky Republicans will gather in the state's capital on Saturday for essentially a vote of confidence in Rand Paul's presidential campaign.

  • Bush talks tax-cutting in speech to tea party group story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Aug-21-15 3:38 pm

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush is highlighting his experience cutting taxes and overhauling Florida's education system in an appeal to tea party conservatives.

  • Cruz brings undo-Obama message to GOP event in Cheyenne 
    Updated: Aug-20-15 8:05 pm

    CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz campaigned at a Wyoming Republican Party fundraiser Thursday with tea-party-flavored promises to undo huge portions of President Barack Obama's legacy, from health care reform to a nuclear agreement with Iran.

  • Poll: Walker leads GOP foes, trails Clinton in Wisconsin 
    Updated: Aug-20-15 2:43 pm

    MADISON, Wisconsin - Gov. Scott Walker leads other Republican presidential candidates in his home state of Wisconsin but trails Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton there in a potential general election matchup, according to the first statewide poll since Walker announced his candidacy.

  • Bush family donors gave half of Jeb Bush's presidential cash story has photos
    Updated: Aug-19-15 10:44 am

    WASHINGTON - Jeb Bush's fundraising network is two generations in the making, and it shows.

  • Koch group jumps into Senate fight with anti-Strickland ad story has photos
    Updated: Aug-18-15 3:27 am

    WASHINGTON - Americans for Prosperity, one of the biggest outside groups backed by billionaire conservative donors Charles and David Koch, this week begins a $1.4 million television advertising campaign against former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland, now a leading Democratic candidate for Senate.

  • Presidential campaigns tap Oklahoma for voters, donations story has photos
    Updated: Aug-16-15 10:57 am

    OKLAHOMA CITY - When presidential candidates like U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas visit a red state like Oklahoma, they're doing more than boosting name recognition and organizing a ground game. They also are seeking an infusion of cash, especially from deep-pocketed donors in the state's booming energy industry, to bolster their campaigns before next year's primary elections.

  • Effort to move presidential primary to March fails 
    Updated: Aug-11-15 7:22 pm

    OLYMPIA, Washington - Washington state's presidential primary date is still scheduled to be held in late May after Democrats on Tuesday refused to support moving the statewide contest to an earlier date, as Secretary of State Kim Wyman and others Republican officials had requested.

  • Trump bombast overshadows GOP challenges with women 
    Updated: Aug-11-15 5:21 pm

    WASHINGTON - When Jeb Bush said he wasn't sure the country needs to spend "a half billion dollars for women's health issues," many viewed the remark as a gaffe and the Republican candidate for president rushed to clean it up.

  • Obama power plant rules spark 2016 fight over climate change story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Aug-03-15 5:09 pm

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's sweeping new power plant regulations are thrusting the divisive debate over climate change into the race for the White House, with candidates in both parties seeing an opportunity to capitalize.